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Born: 14 April 1992
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA
College: University of Texas
Resides: Dallas, Texas, USA
Major Wins: 0
Euro or PGA Tour Wins: 0
Other Wins: 3
Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: No
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
GBC Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Kramer made an extremely smooth start to life as a professional as won the Mackenzie Tour order of merit in 2017. He then went on to win the DAP Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2018 which helped him to qualify for the PGA Tour in 2019. Unfortunately he struggled and had to return to Korn Ferry Tour finals but did secure the 4th card available.
He has missed at least 50% cuts on the PGA Tour in 2020 and 2021 but a 2nd and 4th in the 2nd half of 2021 shows he can pop up out of nowhere.
Kramer was a member of Trinity Forest G.C, home of the AT&T Byron Nelson, for several years before turning pro.
Kramer was roommates with Jordan Spieth at college so they are good friends.
Pressure Performance Analysis
Kramer has largely demonstrated steel when in contention and his Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set at ⭐⭐⭐.
➖ Trailed Scheffler by 1 shot at the Houston Open and shot 69 to finish 3 behind Kokrak who shot 65.
✅ Joint leader at the Travelers Championship through 54 holes, Kramer shot a final round 67 to make a playoff with Harris English. The youngster showed incredible heart and some gutsy shots despite losing the eight hole playoff.
❌ One shot off the pace with 18 holes to go at the Bermuda Championship, could only shoot a 69 (joint worst of anyone in the top 20) to slip to 8th.
➖ Trailed by three shots after 54 holes at the Albertsons Boise Open. Shot a competent 67 to finish 5th.
✅ Held a one shot lead at the DAP Championship going into the final round and shot an impressive 68 to win by 3 shots.
➖ Held the joint 54 hole lead at the Lincoln Land Championship. Shot a 4 under 67 to lose out by two shots after Anders Albertson shot a 63.
Having grown up and went to college in Texas, Kramer is pretty competent in the wind and has recorded promising finishes at events such as Puerto Rico, Mayakoba and Puntacana. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him contend at one of these lower class, wind exposed events.
Hickok produced a 2nd and 4th afte missed cuts in 2021.
Events to back Hickok
Kramer has shown strong form in Bermuda which correlates nicely and a 19th here in 2021.
Led here in 2020 but drifted to 8th due to inexperience. A comfortable wind player so suits him here.
1-1. Kramer lost an eight hole playoff at the 2021 Travelers Championship. His only other playoff experience was on the Canadian Tour in 2017 at theOntario Championship, where he birdied the fourth playoff hole to win.
2019 AT&T Byron Nelson
Q. Not the finish you wanted. Talk to us about it.
KRAMER HICKOK: It was great. Soft conditions and the winds were down so just absolute scoring conditions, which was great. I played at this golf course, I was a member here for two years. It just feels very comfortable out there, knowing sidelines and how the ball is going to react. Good round. Hit it really nice, best I hit it all year. Just switched putters on Monday to a Scotty Cameron Mallet. The hole looked huge.